There Are Other Ways: Conversations About Living Life a Little Differently
By Fiona Barrows
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There Are Other Ways is a weekly podcast for people brave enough to explore a less well-trodden path in life. Hosted by Fiona Barrows, each episode features an interview with someone who is living life a little differently, and offers support, insight and inspiration for listeners keen to do the same. Whether it's travelling the world, setting up your own creative business, or simply refusing to judge yourself by someone else's definition of success, doing things differently can be scary, lonely and confusing. But hearing other people's stories of how they have done it, and lived to tell the tale, can help. That's what this podcast is for.
||ExplicitBeth Kempton on Wabi-Sabi||This week I chat to author and life-coach Beth Kempton about living life the wabi sabi way. We chatted about the wisdom of this Japanese philosophy, and how it can guide us to live a more perfectly imperfect life.||10/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanVanessa Dennett on Finding Your Way||This week's guest is Vanessa Dennett who owns the retreat and workshop space Oak Tree Barn, and runs the blog The Simpson Sisters. We chatted about how passion is overrated, community is so important, and it takes time to find your way.||9/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitKara Leigh Ford on making money from making.||This week's guest is potter Kara Leigh Ford. We chatted about her journey to becoming a full-time potter, including applying for The Great Pottery Throw Down, the joy of making things that are both beautiful and useful, and the challenges of running a c||9/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitClaire Baker on living in tune with your menstrual cycle||This week's guest is women's coach Claire Baker, and it is all about living in tune with your menstrual cycle.||9/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitRachel Ellis on mental health||This week's episode is a very honest conversation with my friend Rachel Ellis about both of our mental healths. It was a bit of a difficult conversation to record, and I've left it pretty much unedited so you will hear us struggling to articulate oursel||9/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitKayte Ferris on going against the "shoulds" in business and in life.||There Are Other Ways is back! The first episode of season two is with creative business coach and marketing mentor, Kayte Ferris, from Simple & Season. We chatted about her journey to where she is today, how she managed to build her business so effectiv||9/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAn update and introduction to season two!||Just a quick update from me letting you know that There Are Other Ways will be back very soon! I'm also introducing you to something new that I'm offering this season: There Are More Ways. You can find out more on my website: www.fionabarrows.com/podcas||8/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitSara Tasker on building a business that works for you.||In this, the final episode of season one, I'm chatting with Instagram expert, writer and photographer Sara Tasker from Me & Orla. We had such a lovely conversation about the how you rarely get to where you want to go in a straight line, how she felt giv||7/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitMe (!) on the lessons I've learnt this season.||This week's episode is the penultimate one of season one, and something a little different! In it I share a few of the lessons I've learnt from interviewing nineteen people who are living life a little differently over the last few months. The final epi||6/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitCait Flanders on mindful consumerism and her year of less||In this week's episode I'm chatting with my friend Cait Flanders, who is the author of one of my favourite books this year, The Year of Less. We had such an interesting (and, full disclosure, rather long) discussion all about consumerism and our relatio||6/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitOlivia Bossert on making your business work for you.||In this week's episode I'm chatting with photographer, blogger and podcaster Olivia Bossert, on how and why she built her fashion photography business in Cornwall, not London. We also chat about ambition isn't limited to those living in big cities, how||6/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitMaddy Lawson on life as a slow adventure||This week I'm chatting to slow living blogger, Maddy Lawson. Maddy walked away from academic achievement and a "proper job" to work in a homeware store, and, then, more recently moved to Hampshire to live and work with her husband on a shepherd's hut si||6/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitJessica Rose Williams on minimalism and living more with less.||In this week's episode I'm chatting with minimalist lifestyle blogger, Jessica Rose Williams. We had such an interesting conversation about all aspects of minimalism, including why she first got into it, her capsule wardrobe, being enough just as you ar||5/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitRebekah Johanson from Lines and Current||In this week's episode I'm chatting to the founder of the minimalist jewellery and lifestyle brand Lines & Current, Rebekah Johanson. We had such an interesting conversation about how she came up with the concept for the brand, how she designs and devel||5/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitElle Croft: from blogger to published author||In this week's episode I'm chatting with Elle Croft, a social media manager, blogger and published author. I really enjoyed finding out more about her story, about how not going to university propelled her to look for other ways to prove herself, how bl||5/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitKayla Hollatz on shifting goals and the value of copywriting||I'm very excited about this week's episode as it's the first time I'm chatting to a fellow copywriter! Kayla Hollatz is a super successful copywriter and ghostwriter living in Minneapolis in the US. We had such a great conversation about shifting goals||5/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitVictoria Jones from SAYA Designs on building a circular economy business.||This week I'm chatting to Victoria Jones, who a year ago this month launched a Kickstarter campaign for SAYA Designs, a company which takes root wood, salvaged from plantations across Indonesia, and turns it into something beautiful and purposeful: hand||4/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitLucy Sheridan on comparison and social media||This week I'm chatting to the comparison coach, Lucy Sheridan. Lucy helps people from all over the world go from "compare and despair" to #comparison free. We chatted about why so many of us suffer from comparison, how comparison keeps people from livin||4/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitNicola Moss on slowing down and spending time in nature.||This week's episode is a really lovely conversation with my friend Nicola Moss. Nicola is a coach and mentor who helps busy people slow down, and reconnect with what matters. We talked about embracing your own natural rhythm, why quick fixes are never t||4/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThere Are Other Ways with Laura Jane Williams||This week I'm chatting with pretty much my favourite person on Instagram: author, writer and entrepreneur, Laura Jane Williams. We had a really interesting and insightful conversation about choosing to be single, celebrating unconventional life choices,||4/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThere Are Other Ways with Sam Sparrow||This week I'm chatting to Sam Sparrow. Most you probably know her from her fantastic travel blog, As the Sparrow Flies, and her travel podcast, The Travelust. Yet she also has a 9-5 working in the charity sector which she really loves. We chatted about||4/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThere Are Other Ways with Sas Petherick||This week I'm chatting to Sas Petherick, a coach and mentor who helps people transcend self-doubt through workshops, group programmes and one-on-one coaching. We had a really rewarding conversation about why we all suffer from self-doubt, its link to cr||3/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThere Are Other Ways with Frankie Thompson||In this episode I'm chatting with Frankie Thompson, an independently published author, blogger at As The Bird Flies and freelance writer. We chatted about living and raising her son in Amsterdam (and yes, Brexit is mentioned!), independent publishing an||3/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThere Are Other Ways with Jen Carrington||Creative Coach Jen Carrington and I chat about not being ashamed to live as much as you work, the importance of white space for your mental health and creativity, and how sometimes you just need to put your big girl pants on! I also ask her why she got||3/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThere Are Other Ways with Beverley Reinemann||In this episode I chat to Beverley Reinemann, a freelance social media manager, travel copywriter, and owner of the award-winning travel blog, Pack Your Passport. We talked about moving out of London (her to Leeds, me to Frome), the loneliness of freela||3/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThere Are Other Ways with Cori Orak||In this episode I chat with Cori Orak, who, along with her husband Jake, runs the socially responsible bag company Ethnotek. We chat about building and evolving an ethical company, working with your partner, and managing your mental health while living||3/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThere Are Other Ways with Lucy Lucraft||On the very first episode of There Are Other Ways I chat to freelance journalist, and vegan travel and lifestyle blogger, Lucy Lucraft. We talk about how hard it is coming home from a long period of travel (wearing jeans again takes some getting used to||3/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Breath of Fresh Air
This has quickly become my new favorite podcast. Fiona is articulate, thoughtful, intelligent and most of all inspirational. She has an uncanny ability to get deep with her guests and ask all the right questions. So many great takeaways with every episode. A breath of fresh air that makes the life I’m dreaming of seem possible.
I love this podcast! It's so refreshing and inspiring to hear people who are living their lives exactly how they want to. I find this podcast comforting and also think it's essential listening for everyone.
I love this podcast!
I'm really enjoying this podcast and look forward to each new episode. I've been "living life a little differently" for a long time, and it can often be a lonely journey. What a great relief to find a podcast that touches on this important topic for creatives and entrepreneurs. Thanks, Fiona!